Wow - 10 years of art and food calendars - something to celebrate!
Over the next few days I'll be sharing a recipe and it's art from each of the 10 calendars. The selection includes dishes I'd like to have during this holiday season. I think you'd enjoy them, too.
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So let's get started!
The Art of Cooking, 2009
The first 2 years of calendars were called "The Art of Cooking." I was new in Kansas City and didn't know anyone and I was bored - I needed a project. My passions are painting and cooking so I got this idea to get some good recipes and paint them, and put them together in a calendar format.
Holly Bikakis is my friend and graphic design partner and I convinced her to join the fun. She and I gathered recipes this first year. This painting is for Pear Salad. It's an oil painting - my normal medium is acrylics. I thought a way to meet people, especially other artists, was to take painting classes. This pear painting was done while working with Carol McCall and her husband Bill, two great oil painters in this area. So many changes in my life - even my paint medium! (Well - that didn't last but it was a fun adventure.) Three Pears and a Pot - Claudia True
oil on canvas - available in print
Here's the recipe. Thought you might enjoy some "lighter food" to offset all the heavy duty holiday eating.
I'm an artist living in Kansas City with my hubby and cats. My passions: colorful paintings, yummy food, and sharing my love of art and cooking with others.